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Immigration News Update 2/8/17

Appeals Court Panel Appears Skeptical of Trump’s Travel Ban New York Times 2/7/17 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/us/politics/trump-immigration-ban-hearing-appeal.html?emc=edit_na_20170207&nl=breaking-news&nlid=69442012&ref=headline

The 9th Circuit Appeals Court is reviewing Donald Trump's ban on travel from the Middle East.

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie New York Times 2/7/17
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/us/politics/betsy-devos-education-secretary-confirmed.html
 
DeVos has been approved after a historic tie-breaking vote from Vice President Pence.
 
Final phase of Dakota Access pipeline to be approved, a major blow to Standing Rock Sioux The Guardian 2/7/17 
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/07/dakota-access-pipeline-approved-standing-rock-sioux
 
The Water Protectors are calling for a march on Washington to oppose the drilling. 

Hundreds Of New York Students Walk Out As Senate Confirms Betsy DeVos Huffington Post 2/7/17 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nyc-students-walkout-devos_us_589a3843e4b09bd304be71ec


Yesterday's student walkout brought together high school students from across the boroughs at Foley Square.
 
 
Long Island Wins will be publishing a monthly hate crimes report to keep track of new bias incidents.

 

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